Famous People Born Today - JB Smoove is 56

December 16th


  • Jyoti Amge is 28 (‘Ma Petite’ on “American Horror Story: Freak Show”) (FAST FACT: As the “world’s smallest woman,” she stands 23-inches tall)
  • Xander Berkeley is 66 (“24,” “Nikita,” “The Mentalist,” “The Walking Dead”)
  • Benjamin Bratt is 58 (“Law & Order,” “Private Practice,” “Traffic,” “Doctor Strange”)
  • Hallee Hirsh is 34 (“ER,” “You’ve Got Mail,” “Speak”)
  • Theo James is 37 (“Bedlam,” “Golden Boy,” “Divergent”)
  • Alison LaPlaca is 62 (”The John Larroquette Show”)
  • Miranda Otto is 54 (“What Lies Beneath,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “Red Line”)
  • Anna Popplewell is 33 (“The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” “Reign”)
  • Sam Robards is 60 (“The Art of Getting By,” “American Beauty,” “Catch That Kid”)
  • Krysten Ritter is 40 (“Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,” “Veronica Mars,” “Breaking Bad,” “Jessica Jones”)
  • Amanda Setton is 36 (“Gossip Girl,” “One Life to Live”)
  • JB Smoove is 56 (“The Millers,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
  • Jon Tenney is 60 (“Green Lantern,” “Scandal,” “The Closer,” “Major Crimes”)
  • Liv Ullmann is 83 (“Persona,” “The Emigrants,” “A Doll’s House”)


  • ABBA’s Benny Andersson is 75
  • Frankie Ballard is 39
  • Jeff Carson is 58
  • ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons is 72
  • The Hollies’ Tony Hicks is 76
  • Little Texas’ Duane Propes is 54
  • American Authors’ Dave Rublin is 35


  • CBS Newswoman Lesley Stahl is 80 (FAST FACT: She has been a “60 Minutes” correspondent since 1991)
  • Super Bowl Champ William “The Refrigerator” Perry is 59 (FAST FACTS: He was selected in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL. He is also recognized as a WWE Hall of Famer as of 2006, for appearing at WrestleMania 2, for the first ever WWE Superstar and NFL player Battle Royal)
  • The late English author Jane Austen(1775-1817)(Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. Her novels have rarely been out of print, although they were published anonymously and brought her little fame during her lifetime. It wasn’t until 52 years after her death, and her nephew's publication of “A Memoir of Jane Austen” that she was introduced to a wider audience.) (“Pride and Prejudice,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Emma”)
  • The late sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke(1917-2008)(“2001: A Space Odyssey”)
  • The late standup comedian Bill Hicks(1961-1994)…he would have been 60
  • The late TV producer-writer Steven Bochco(1943-2018)…he would have been78(“Hill Street Blues,” “NYPD Blue,” “L.A. Law,” “Murder In The First”)

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